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If he could, John Philip Johnson would be an astronaut. He settles for poetry and science fiction, though, earthside, and has work published or forthcoming in Southern Poetry Review, Rattle, Mythic Delirium, Dreams and Nightmares, Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry, Daily Science Fiction, and elsewhere. He reviews for Star*Line, and was fortunate to have two poems nominated for the Rhysling in 2013, coming in second and fourth place. He teaches composition and sometimes science fiction. His website is